1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 23, 2013 12:31 PM by davidanders

    web viewer issue

    TomPingel

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      web viewer issue

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           I thought I had may issue resolved from an earlier post, but not so lucky.

           I'm using 'set url' in web-viewer to post data to a a web-site. I build the url in a common field and 'set url' in Web Viewer to the common field.

            

           The url is 1598 characters long.

            

           The receiving site accepts the post, but ignores the last 500 characters of the post. It successfully and accurately processes the first 1098.

            

           If I copy the url from the field in FMP12 and paste it directly into a browser, the entire url is processed correctly.

            

            

           Is there a size limit on the url the web viewer can handle? Or an issue when using a field or $var to 'Set URL' in Web Viewer?

            

            

           If I use Open URL it works, but I don't want my user to have to manage meaningless windows that open and stay open in their browser as a result of Open URL.

            

           Here's the url with credentials and site names edited out:

            

      https://api.xxxxxxxx...yyyy.asp?line1="wwwwwwwwww","zzzzzzzzzz","1","1","7/22/2013","362"&line2="RV","101","RV","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","3","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","4","3","3","3","3","3","3","3"

            

            

        • 1. Re: web viewer issue
          davidanders

          http://www.filemaker.com/downloads/pdf/whitepaper_web_viewer.pdf

               One thing to keep in mind when composing URL expressions is that browsers have a URL length
               limitation. The Web Viewer uses platform specific Browsers and the rules and limitation of those
               browsers are also maintained. For example, on Windows, the Web Viewer uses Internet Explorer and
               Microsoft Internet Explorer has a maximum uniform resource locator (URL) length of 2,083 characters.
               Internet Explorer also has a maximum path length of 2,048 characters. This limit applies to both POST
               request and GET request URLs. Therefore, any URL (not expression) must adhere to this character limit